View Full Version : 2.5" to 5.25" problem

08-10-2005, 08:22 PM
I have a 2.5" to 5.25" converter. I cannot see the laptop drive when booted into my desktop [Win2000]. I am using the secondary IDE cable. Have tried this cable on both primary and secondary. Best I could do was see the drive as a 'removable drive', but no data was offered. It saw the drive but no detail. All turned on in the BIOS. Help appreciated.

08-10-2005, 09:07 PM
The jumper is set to master on the 2.5" drive?
And whats a 2.5 to 5.25 converter? You mean a 2.5 to 3.5?

08-10-2005, 09:21 PM
Yup - 2.5 to 3.5....sorry.

The jumper - I have no idea how to set the jumper on the laptop hdd. There IS a diagram on top of the hdd, but can't understand it. Besides, if I try place a 3.5 jumper on it (is there such a thing as a 2.5 jumper?), then I can fit the adapter on - can't push it home fully.

08-10-2005, 09:54 PM

Took to a jumper with some pliers and halved the height. That did the trick. Thanks pctek for the prompt :)

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